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Activities on the Web
Picture Books that Help Teach Parts of Speech
- Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? by Brian P. Cleary
- If You Were an Adjective (Word Fun) by Michael Dahl
- A Is for Angry: An Animal and Adjective Alphabet by Sandra Boynton
- Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives (Explore!) by Ruth Heller
- Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More about Adjectives by Brian P. Cleary
- Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What Are Comparatives and Superlatives? by Brian P. Cleary
- Pig, Pigger, Piggest by Rick Walton
- Grammar Tales: The Bug Book by Maria Fleming
- Beast Feast: Poems & Paintings by Douglas Florian
Anchor Chart Idea
This anchor chart is interactive. Students use sticky notes with categories such as determiner, observation, and so on to identify each adjective in the sentence. The sticky notes can be removed, so the activity can be repeated with another group of students.
Bulletin Board Idea
Select a food item students can sample in class. [I have done this activity with apples, popcorn, and Hershey kisses.] As students eat the food, have them complete a chart with rich describing words (adjectives) like the one below.
Next provide students with one or two paper cut-outs of the food item you have selected for this activity. Each student will select the best word(s) from his/her chart and write one word per cut-out.
The cut-outs will then be arranged on the bulletin board in an attractive manner. For example, apples may spill out of a basket. Popcorn may be in a red and white striped box like those provided at the movie theater.
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